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Thursday March 29th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday March 30th, 2018
11:00am

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Gerald R. "Jerry" Thompson Sr.

Gerald R. “Jerry” Thompson Sr., age 74, of Eaton, OH, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. He was born May 13, 1943 in Glendale, OH to the late Raymond D. and Gertrude (Riouff) Thompson. Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Eaton High School. He was employed with the City of Eaton Police Department for many years as a Dispatcher in 1975, Patrolman in 1978, Sergeant in 1981 and Chief in 1998 until his retirement in 2000. He was also a volunteer firefighter with Eaton Fire Division for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #38 in Somerset, KY. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his second wife Susan J. Copp Thompson in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Patricia J. Thompson of Eaton, OH; son Jerry (Jenny) Thompson, Jr. of Eaton, OH; stepdaughter Lori Hall of Gahanna, OH; stepson Rick (Edyta) Hall of Huntsville, AL; stepdaughter Amy (Rick) Napier of Eaton, OH; stepdaughter Brandy (Clay) Grassmann of Eaton, OH; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Linda (Gary) Dull of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Ray Sowder officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Police Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Our deepest sympathy to Pat, Brandy and the family. May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. Ric, Margi & Greg Davenport and Christian , Stephanie , Austin, Carter & Brody Athey

Marjory A Davenport Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

hard to believe my career started so long ago with you and many others at the department. We had a great time, all of us working together, laughing and listening to the tales that were told. I still smile as I see you standing in the doorway to dispatch with your legs crossed, one hand resting on your gun belt and the other hand/arm resting on the door. RIP Ben

Theresa Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my dear friend. Together we have spent over half our lives in law enforcement and have created a friendship that will last forever. It is a pleasure and honor to have you as a friend. May GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Ted L, Heiser Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald R. "Jerry" Thompson Sr.

Ted L, Heiser Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald R. "Jerry" Thompson Sr.

Jeannie & Larry Dawson Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. May all the memories of the past help ease the pain in Jerry's passing. God Bless Each of you ! Jean and Larry Dawson

Jean and Larry Dawson Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family for their loss.

Margaret Barker Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald R. "Jerry" Thompson Sr.

Margaret Barker Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympathy to the family for their loss. Jerry always had a tale to tell and pleasing personality. He was well liked by many and will truly be missed by all that knew him. Had the pleasure of working with him in law enforcement and was honored to call him a brother in arms. Prayers for comfort and strength for the days ahead. Larry & June Green, New Paris, Ohio

Larry J. Green Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. May the memories you share bring peace and comfort. With deepest sympathy for all the family. Prayers for all.

Teresa Rich Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

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